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Verizon isn't going to support the Priv??? Why should any of us stay with Verizon?
johnmpls
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Verizon is going to miss the boat for anyone who actually does work rather than facebook checking on their mobile.  Really Verizon??

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Re: Verizon isn't going to support the Priv??? Why should any of us stay with Verizon?
jamesonnorth
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I posted in another thread before it was deleted.  BB has made it clear the Priv is coming to all four major US carriers.  3 versions of the Priv have already passed through the FCC, and the only carriers in the US large enough to have their own model are AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.  The AT&T/T-Mobile model is likely the same one, and Sprint/Verizon could also be the same one.  Not sure about the third, unless it's a no-camera model for one of the other two carriers.

We'll see, as the ship date has been leaked a lot as November 16. (Official BlackBerry Priv listings pop up with detailed specs and price, November 16 ship date | Crac...)

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Snn5
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It would be hard to convince a lot of people to buy into a $700 phone when the company (BB/RIM) is in question as far as longevity goes.  It's one phone and it's Android system is unproven as of yet.

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jamesonnorth
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BB is cash flow positive, and is moving into a long-term position as an enterprise software leader.  They have two of the largest EMM software suites (BES and Good), as well as BBM and a number of subsidiaries in IoT and other hot sectors like crisis communication (AdHoc) and encryption/mobility (Secusmart and WatchDox).

Re: Verizon isn't going to support the Priv??? Why should any of us stay with Verizon?
jamesonnorth
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I posted in another thread before it was deleted.  BB has made it clear the Priv is coming to all four major US carriers.  3 versions of the Priv have already passed through the FCC, and the only carriers in the US large enough to have their own model are AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.  The AT&T/T-Mobile model is likely the same one, and Sprint/Verizon could also be the same one.  Not sure about the third, unless it's a no-camera model for one of the other two carriers.

We'll see, as the ship date has been leaked a lot as November 16. (Official BlackBerry Priv listings pop up with detailed specs and price, November 16 ship date | Crac...)

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dgary8
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I would buy the Priv the day it is released if Verizon would support it. Although, if Verizon would get a trimmed featured version like it did with the Sony Xperia Z3 (Xperia Z3v) then it would not be worth considering it.

Verizon needs to offer the same phones as the other major carriers.

Verizon, please get us the Blackberry Priv.

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Ann154
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The new BlackBerry phone doesn't support any of the US CDMA carriers like Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular.

http://store.shopblackberry.com/store/bbrryus/en_US/pd/productID.328095700/categoryID.70392700/paren...

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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jamesonnorth
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It's been discussed in other threads that the unlocked version has never been CDMA compatible. The CDMA version will be supplied to Verizon and Sprint independently of the GSM version.

I imagine it will be released closer to the official sale date of 11/16

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Rinick
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the 3 black priv models that get FCC certificate are STV100-1 STV100-3 STV100-4

BlackBerry Priv gets FCC certification, official pre-order page still down

and it seems the verizon version is STV100-2 and sprint is STV100-5

http://forums.crackberry.com/news-rumors-f40/updated-model-numbers-names-828586/

however,  these 2 models are not confirmed yet and has a question mark behind it

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Ann154
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From a business perspective, wouldn't one want to have all the versions of a device available for pre-order at the same time? Since none of the CDMA models have been submitted and approved by the FCC, the odds that the CDMA models might never be sold.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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DickLewis
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That's normal, Shop BlackBerry only sells GSM, have never sold CDMA compatible versions,

we have to get our phones from Verizon.